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Israel “Izzy” Garcia helps train champs both in and out of the ring

Israel “Izzy” Garcia helps train champs both in and out of the ring

By Michael Bacos Extra! CHICAGO — Israel Garcia always had the passion of a fighter. When he was young, his family didn’t have enough money to send him to a boxing gym, so he created his own backyard gym and used water jugs as weights. Eventually, he did find a trainer and worked with him

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Commissioner Garcia to run for Chicago mayor could be first Latino mayor of Windy City

By Alex Hernandez Extra CHICAGO — Monday night Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García announced his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. “Since [Chicago Teachers Union President] Karen Lewis took ill and was unable to make a run for mayor I began getting a rash of calls from all parts of the city, across ethnicities, and

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Sobremesa Supper Club: fine art food community

By Sandra Treviño Extra! t was once written that food had replaced art as high culture. Chef Gabriel Moya, along with childhood friends Efren Candelaria, Felipe Cabrera and Mayra Estrella, believe differently. The urban culinary rebels have created their own take on culture, one that revolves not only around food but also around music, art

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Spaniard father and his 7-year-old son will compete again in Chicago Triathlon

By Elizabeth Pederson Extra News The Chicago 2014 Lifetime Kids Triathlon, one of the largest triathlons in the world, along with the Chicago Triathlon will take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 respectively. Thousands of children participate in this annual event, which allows young kids from across the nation to take part in an

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Two young Latinas learn how to build a race car from a refrigerator

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News If you don’t believe you can turn a refrigerator into a race car, think again. The young girls participating in ComEd’s Icebox Derby program prove that not only you can build a race car from an old refrigerator, but you can also race with it. “I didn’t think you could

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